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Postby Adam Raff » Fri, 03 Dec 2004 05:16:00 GMT


I was using Visio 2000 and I found a lot of  shapes in the networking
section there.  When I installed the 2003 I found that I was missing a lot
of them.  Is there a way to get them from the web site?  Also does anybody
know where I can find shapes for APC racks?

Adam Raff

Re: Stencels

Postby Al Edlund » Sat, 04 Dec 2004 00:13:37 GMT

this from visio help

VNE Sampler (Visio Professional)
The VNE Sampler shapes have been removed from Microsoft Office Visio 2003, 
but some equipment manufacturers may have shapes available on their Web 

this from the visio web site


and then of course you can also check John Marshall's site 
( for a list of 3rd party sites.


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